Lucknow: Hundreds and thousands of Bahujan Samaj Party workers on Thursday took to the streets here to protest against the comments made by former BJP leader Daya Shanker Singh against party chief Mayawati.
The protesters threw traffic out of the gear in Hazratganj, giving anxious moments to the district administration, police officers and those controlling traffic.
State BSP president Raj Achal Rajbhar who was leading the protests told the media that the statement had revealed the "anti-Dalit mentality" of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Removal of Singh from party posts and his subsequent expulsion, he alleged, was a mere eyewash.
Following the outrage over the statement, the BJP late night expelled Singh from the party for six years.